Skip Coryell – It’s July 4th, so I celebrated my independence by weeding the garden. At least I can be free from hunger this year. As I was working in the dirt and the hot sun, I heard my cell phone vibrate in my pocket, so I took it out and checked the email. (I’m an email junkie.) I was surprised to see a message from Adam Kokesh, the man who announced a peaceful, armed march on Washington DC way back in May. Then he was arrested by the federal government and spent several days in a federal detention center in Philadelphia before being released. (It was probably just a coincidence. Lol )  Originally charged with a felony for striking a federal officer and for resisting arrest, the charges were reduced from felonies to civil infractions. It’s important to note I viewed the vieotapes of the arrest and no such felonies occurred. It appeared to me Adam was being arrested illegally. In his own words, “I was arrested for illegal use of a microphone.”

Sitting in the dirt, I read the following email:

“Can you count the felonies committed in this video? No, you can’t possibly count them all.”

There was also a URL link to a Youtube video. I tried to load it up on my Iphone, but I live in the boondocks and my cell service sucks. So I picked myself up and went into the house to view it on my laptop.

I smiled in surprise as I watched Adam Kokesh on a busy Washington DC street with the silhouette of the Capitol building behind him. I could hear lots of traffic in the background, and Adam was holding a large, twelve gauge pump shotgun about chest level. And then he spoke while loading the shotgun one round at a time.

“We will not be silent!

We will not obey!

We will not allow the government to destroy our humanity!

We are the final American revolution!

See you next Independence Day!”


Wow! In my last article I made the following statement:

“Adam Kokesh has balls you could shoot through a cannon, and I have to respect that. He believes vehemently in his cause and is willing to go to prison for it.”

Apparently I was right on that one. Anyone who would load up right there on Freedom Plaza between the White House and the Capitol definitely has balls. And then just to remove all doubt he posted it on YouTube!

You can view the video here.

I recall asking Adam this question in our last interview:

“Are you concerned that other people won’t show up to stand beside you?”

Adam’s response was immediate and sure.

“No. I’ll stand alone.”

And I’ll be darned if he didn’t go ahead and do it. Adam Kokesh marched armed on Washington DC all by himself. No one else put themselves in jeopardy. No one else stuck their head on the chopping block. It was just Adam Kokesh.

There’s an old saying in the military, “The man who gives the order, leads the charge.”

Adam gave the order and he lead the charge. It will be interesting to see what comes of Adam now. Will the feds hunt him down and arrest him … again? I’m not sure, but it will be fun to watch. Whether you’re for Adam and his methods or against him, one thing you have to admit:  The man does have flair.

But then again, perhaps the federal government has too much on its plate already to be bothered with one little man like Adam Kokesh. I remember asking Adam this question: “How can I no longer fear the government?”

His answer was immediate. “Stand up and make yourself more trouble than you’re worth. The federal government is a paper tiger, and without our consent they are powerless.”

Well, he’s definitely made plenty of trouble for the federal government and now the ball is in their court. Quite frankly, after he got out of jail the last time I thought I’d heard the last of him. After all, a few days in a federal detention center in those gaudy orange jumpsuits would be enough to take the starch out of anyone.  … but he proved me wrong.

Adam Kokesh … my hat is off to you. You are quite possibly the only man in Washington DC right now who keeps his promises.

Stay tuned for more on the continuing chronicles of Adam Kokesh and his one-man fight to overthrow the federal government.

About the author: Skip Coryell

Skip Coryell lives with his wife and children in Michigan. Skip Coryell is the author of nine books including Blood in the Streets: Concealed Carry and the OK Corral, RKBA: Defending the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, The God Virus, and We Hold These Truths. He is the founder of The Second Amendment March and the President of White Feather Press. He is an avid hunter and sportsman, a Marine Corps veteran, and co-host of the syndicated radio show Frontlines of Freedom. For more details on Skip Coryell, or to contact him personally, go to his website at

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